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Chumey mini hydropower plant re-commissioned

Courtesy: kuenselonline.com

Coinciding with the golden jubilee anniversary celebrations of formal diplomatic relations between Bhutan and India, the Chumey Mini Hydropower Plant in Bumthang was re-commissioned yesterday.

HRH Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck graced the event, a press release from Bhutan Power Corporation states.

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MoU for Kuri-I yet to be signed

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GoI has formed a review team to revise the guidelines on cross border trade of electricity

The memorandum of understanding for the 1125MW Kuri-I or Dorjilung project would be signed at an occasion when leaders of all three countries – Bhutan, Bangladesh and India would meet, the economic affairs minister Lekey Dorji said.

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Bhutan’s balancing act

Courtesy: thethirdpole.net

The managing director of Bhutan’s Druk Green Power Corporation, Chhewang Rinzin, talks about how to minimise the negative impacts of the country’s big dam plans

Bhutan is caught in an increasingly fragile balancing act. The country aims to build 10-12,000 MW of hydropower – mostly for export to India.

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MHPA deadline extended by three months

Courtesy: kuenselonline.com

The deadline to commission the 720MW Mangdechhu project has been pushed to September and October from June 30.

Project’s Managing Di-rector, A K Mishra said that shortage of labour and financial constraint on part of the contractor has led to the delay.

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MHPA receives CBIP award 2018

Courtesy: kuenselonline.com

The Mangdechhu Hydro Electric Project Authority (MHPA) received an award from the Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP), India on January 3 for being the best developer in hydro sector.

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